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Indexes to Journals and Books:

Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Provides full text for more than 4,500 publications (including over one hundred going back to 1975 or earlier and more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals), as well as indexing for an additional 3,500 journals. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language, linguistics, arts, literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more. Updated daily.

ProQuest Research Library (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available
Provides access to full-text journals across a wide range of subject areas, including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests. Coverage of more than 2,600 periodicals is designed to correspond to the most popular college majors, and over 1,700 are available in full text. Covers 1971 to the present. (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)

Academic OneFile (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available NOVEL Database Full text available
This authoritative and comprehensive database provides peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Updated daily.

LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.

Scopus (Elsevier SciVerse) Remote access available
Provides abstracts and citation data for peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources in the scientific, medical, social science, and humanities fields. Includes 19,000 journals from more than 5,000 international publishers, 400 trade publications, and 300 book series, as well as scientific web pages, patent records, and conference papers. Citation tracking features provide the number of citations an author, article, or journal has received each year and in total, along with who is citing them. An affiliation identifier automatically identifies and matches an organization with all of its research output.

Science Online (AAAS) Remote access available Full text available
Provides the full text of the journal, Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, from 1997 to present. Includes research reports, news stories, and commentary articles, along with additional information, links, multimedia, and user services, as well as a database of scientific-product information. The online ScienceNOW news service provides brief breaking news stories daily.

Bioethics Research Library (Georgetown University) Remote access available
Provides interdisciplinary coverage of ethical issues related to health care, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment. Includes ETHXWeb with citations to literature on bioethics and professional ethics; GenETHX with citations to literature on ethics and public policy issues in genetics; Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics with citations to literature on Islamic medical and scientific ethics covering attitudes and practices on ethical issues within the Muslim world; International Bioethics Organizations with information on the resources and programs of organizations focusing primarily on ethics in medicine and scientific research; Syllabus Exchange with descriptions of bioethics syllabi for semester-length classes, seminars, and continuing education courses from high school through graduate education; and Thesaurus for Bioethics which lists the keywords used to index the bioethics literature.

DTIC Online (Defense Technical Information Center) Remote access available Full text available
Formerly Public STINET: Scientific & Technical Information Network, this provides citations to and full text of unclassified technical documents and research reports generated for and by the U.S. Department of Defense that broadly cover all areas associated with defense research, such as military, security, international politics, technology, sciences, biology, medicine, environment, pollution, psychology, social sciences, patents, conference proceedings, and more. Includes citations from the Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals, Staff College Automated Military Periodical Index, DoD Index to Specifications and Standards, and Research and Development Descriptive Summaries. Produced by the Defense Technical Information Center.

ScienceDirect (Elsevier) Remote access available Full text available
Collection of full-text journals covering science, medicine, technology, business, social sciences, and more.


Online Video:

Science Video Online (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Comprehensive streaming video resource for the study of scientific disciplines. The collection covers environmental studies, natural history, and the physical and biological sciences, including coverage of chemistry, physics, biology, geology, oceanography, ecology, astronomy, and geography.

Health and Society in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Defines and explores today's latest medical progress in health and wellness issues and their impact on society with hundreds of premium documentaries, profiles, reports, and interviews.


Online Encyclopedias and Books: General - Biography & History - Physics - Science & Society

General:

Gale Encyclopedia of Science (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers major areas of science including: biology, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, geology, weather, archaeology, psychology, mathematics, and medicine. 6 volumes.

Science of Everyday Things (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life. Each of the four volumes focuses on a specific scientific discipline - biology, chemistry, earth sciences, and physics - offering students an in-depth understanding of each discipline and its theories.


Biography and History:
(See also: Biography and History)

Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers over 1,500 key scientists from 40 countries. Fields represented include physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, meteorology, and technology. Special attention paid to pioneering women, recent Nobel Prizewinners, and winners of the Fields Medal for mathematics.

Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Interdisciplinary histories and descriptions of the world's major diseases, past and present, from AIDS to yellow fever.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

Science and Its Times: Understanding the Social Significance of Scientific Discovery (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
The histories of science, technology, and mathematics merge with the study of humanities and social science to offer students a fascinating way to understand the impact of science on the course of human history and how science affects everyday life.

Science in Dispute (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
vol.01, vol.02, vol.03. Explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring essays - both pro and con - on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.


Physics:

Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers elementary particle physics, reviewing all observed and theoretical particles known to date. Discusses the history of each particle's discovery and function, current research, practical applications (both hypothetical and actual), and provides biographical entries of significant scientists working in the field.


Science and Society:

Bioethics Research Library (Georgetown University) Remote access available
Provides interdisciplinary coverage of ethical issues related to health care, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment. Includes ETHXWeb with citations to literature on bioethics and professional ethics; GenETHX with citations to literature on ethics and public policy issues in genetics; Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics with citations to literature on Islamic medical and scientific ethics covering attitudes and practices on ethical issues within the Muslim world; International Bioethics Organizations with information on the resources and programs of organizations focusing primarily on ethics in medicine and scientific research; Syllabus Exchange with descriptions of bioethics syllabi for semester-length classes, seminars, and continuing education courses from high school through graduate education; and Thesaurus for Bioethics which lists the keywords used to index the bioethics literature.

Encyclopedia of Bioethics (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Health and Society in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Defines and explores today's latest medical progress in health and wellness issues and their impact on society with hundreds of premium documentaries, profiles, reports, and interviews.

Science and Its Times: Understanding the Social Significance of Scientific Discovery (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
The histories of science, technology, and mathematics merge with the study of humanities and social science to offer students a fascinating way to understand the impact of science on the course of human history and how science affects everyday life.

Science in Dispute (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
vol.01, vol.02, vol.03. Explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring essays - both pro and con - on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.


Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.




NOVEL Database NOVEL (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) is a statewide virtual library provided free to the public by the New York State Library. It is currently a pilot project funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the NY State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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